Yankees Help Out with Boston’s Collapse

The Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-2 in the first game of a Sunday double header today. Meanwhile the Rays beat the Blue Jays and now only half a game separates Boston from a monumental collapse.

Not only were they sitting in first place about a month ago, but nearly everyone in the world picked them as the favorites to win it all in the American League this year. But if they lose tonight’s game, and they have John Lackey going up against Ivan Nova, the Red Sox will be tied with the Rays.

The Yankees also clinched the best record in the American League today. They are currently at 97-61, nobody else can win more than 96. They are also just one game behind the Phillies for the best record in baseball (thank you partially goes to the Mets for that).

Winning today’s first game for the Yankees was A.J. Burnett who picked up his very first victory against the Sox while wearing Pinstripes. Congrats, it only took three years. He actually pitched damn well though as he went 7.2 innings and allowed just two runs, a pair of solo shots by Jacoby Ellsbury. Aside from that Boston didn’t do much of anything.

Derek Jeter also got to .300 by going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Jorge Posada also contributed by going 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s.

The Yankees are going for the sweep tonight at 6:30 p.m.

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Rob Abruzzese created Bronx Baseball Daily in 2008 just before graduating from Brooklyn College. He currently serves BBD as its editor and works as a reporter at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Follow Rob on Twitter @RobAbruzzese.
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3 Responses to Yankees Help Out with Boston’s Collapse

  1. Mike Sommer says:

    There have been some nice moves (Ayala and Wade for instance) but whose bright idea was it to bring Mitre and Proctor back? Talk about someone who needs to be flogged for those… Ugh.

  2. Paul says:

    It truly is an embarrassment that Proctor is pitching in a major league uniform. The predictability of his worthlessness makes bringing him in nothing more than a joke. I’d feel more confident with bringing in Swisher from right field than Proctor. I know the bullpen was thin, but freaking bring in one of the kids. We literally gave that game away…I can’t imagine how disgusted the Rays must have been when they saw Proctor heading to the mound. Ridiculous.

  3. Marc Perez says:

    I really don't understand why they let Proctor pitch when Ayala was fresh in the pen.

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